Adblock Plus creates feature to stop Facebook tracking you across the web

April 13, 2018


Spurred by the recent outrage over the misuse of Facebook’s data by Cambridge Analytica, Adblock Plus has introduced a feature that lets users disable social media buttons.

These ‘like’ buttons allow Facebook to track users’ browsing behaviour beyond its walled garden, even if users do not touch them.

“What most people don’t realise is that buttons used to share content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and others are placed on almost every website that you visit,” Ben Williams, director of operations at Adblock Plus, said.

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